With parent consent is it still illegal for a 18 year old to have sex with a 14 year old?
Steubenville, OH |
I know someone who is going through a problem with a 18 year old having sex with a 14 year old and they both do not want to believe that it is illegal for them to have sex because her parents agree to it.
A criminal law specialist can chime in, but I am unaware of any exception that permits a parent to allow their child to be a victim of statutory rape. In fact, I believe that the parents may open themselves up to criminal charges for contributing to the crime.
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Yes it is illegal. The 18 year old is facing very serious criminal charges that could carry lifetime penalties.
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